When it comes to sports gambling in Ireland there is little doubt that horse racing is the favourite sport both on and off the track, followed some way back by football. There is however another form of racing which has staged a remarkable come back over recent years, and that is greyhound racing. After many years in the doldrums due to lack of investment in the tracks, gambling on greyhound racing is attracting a new audience. Most of the major greyhound racing tracks in Ireland have been completely refurbished over the last few years, and now have hospitality facilities to rival sporting arenas anywhere. As a result a night at the greyhounds has become an increasingly popular and relatively inexpensive leisure activity, and greyhound race gambling has consequently also seen a surge in interest. Gone are the days when fans of gambling on greyhound racing were expected to endure decaying facilities at our greyhound tracks or watch the races in an equally depressing betting shop. Nowadays at the Shelbourne track for instance, greyhound racing enthusiasts can watch the races from the restaurant tables or the bar, and even gamble on their favourite dog on the tote without leaving their seat. The Shelbourne greyhound track is in fact the perfect example of the progress that greyhound racing has made in recent years. Situated just a few minutes walk from the centre of Dublin, Shelbourne is not only a wonderful venue for gambling on greyhound racing, it is also a popular choice for private parties. This Saturday greyhound gambling enthusiasts can go to Shelbourne for the last classic race of the year, the Christmas Oaks and we’re sure it will be a popular event during the holiday period. Why not check the odds at the Paddy Power online sports gambling site or bet on the tote at the track.